Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fogle will plead guilty in controversial and legally troubling child pornography possession case

There is more development of the news story of Jared Fogle, who now will plead guilty to possession of child pornography, after his home was raided, following the arrest in July of Russell C. Taylor.  CNN has a detailed story by Dana Ford here. That story links to an earlier posting by Mark O’Mara warning computer users that they can be held responsible for child pornography placed on their devices by others (like roommates, spouses or children) unless they can show they didn’t know.  As noted in some news stories in the summer of 2013, the possibility of hacking (or malware) and defenses to it sounds troubling, even if actual incidents are infrequent.  Cases like Fogles are sometimes discovered by monitoring for digital watermarks on the Internet by CMEC in Alexandria, VA, but the government could become more aggressive in monitoring “the cloud” in the future.
CNN covered the latest story on AC360 Tuesday night.  Jeffrey Toobin reinforced what O’Mara says in his July 2015 op-ed on CNN.
Update:  As of Wednesday morning, the charges against Fogle became more "serious".  Follow the media. 

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